Tag: AIRBNB

Airbnb partners with International Olympic Committee

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 30, 2019 17:10

Airbnb and International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb announced a nine-year, five-Games partnership designed to create a new standard for hosting that will be a win for host cities, a ... Read More

US Representatives demand answers from Airbnb CEO

editor editor- November 22, 2019 22:04

US Representatives sent a letter addressed to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky demanding answers and requesting information about misleading listings that have left customers in poor housing conditions. The letter seeks ... Read More

Tourism promotion and hotel tax: Is that an oxymoron?

editor editor- October 24, 2019 01:15

Adding a hotel tax onto bills seems to be the way to go if funding is needed for tourism promotion. But is that the right way to go to lure ... Read More

Survey: Americans support reforming federal law to rein in short-term rentals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 10, 2019 18:45

According to a new national survey, Americans overwhelmingly support amending federal law to remove loopholes used by short-term rental sites, like Airbnb and HomeAway, to avoid having to comply with local ... Read More

Smart City Policy Group hosts first short-term rental regulations summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 02:15

Smart City Policy Group will host a first-of-its-kind short-term rental regulations conference - Smart City Policy Summit - on August 16, in Austin, Texas. The summit will feature attendees from ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

Airbnb now available in Arabic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 16:45

Airbnb announced that its global accommodation and experiences platform will be available in Arabic to enable its growing community across the Middle East and North Africa region to access an ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:13

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May 9 with 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019 01:22

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership to help promote and empower Thai hospitality entrepreneurs — starting ... Read More

Do Airbnb guests trust their hosts?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 17:30

First impressions can go a long way. When it comes to owning and operating a vacation investment property like an Airbnb, the guest’s first impression of you as a host ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination and promote healthy tourism - ... Read More

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:20

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: • 19% of people would ... Read More

Off-the-beaten-track Thai destinations experiencing explosive Airbnb growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 17:10

New data released today highlights how the Airbnb community is helping grow tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Thailand and the Asia Pacific, and helping spread the benefits of tourism beyond ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels 50 ranking has overtaken Marriott’s, ... Read More

Italian Tourist Tax receipts in Italy: A record for 2019

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 6, 2019 21:17

The Italy City Tourist Tax for the year 2019 is foreseen to reach a new record of 600 million euro. This result is estimated by a study made by Federalberghi ... Read More

Airbnb v. Hotels: Competing and benefiting in the sharing economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 15:13

Researchers from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University published new research which sheds new light on the impact Airbnb and similar “sharing economy” companies are having on ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019 02:58

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 16:30

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ban hidden cameras in Airbnbs and other short-term rentals, and ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

editor editor- April 15, 2019 21:15

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders to reject Airbnb’s future pursuit of voluntary collection agreements (VCAs) and ... Read More

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 17:52

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns to Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:16

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies and a ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, ... Read More

WTTC launches global taskforce on human trafficking

editor editor- April 4, 2019 22:40

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking - an illicit activity that affects 30 ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April 3 and 4. WTTC members are the ... Read More

Airbnb co-founder headed to Phillippines for travel summit

editor editor- March 27, 2019 20:56

“We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Nathan Blecharczyk to the PATA Annual Summit 2019. It is nearly impossible to talk about the travel and tourism industry without mentioning Airbnb ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation adds industry leaders from Google & Airbnb to its Board

editor editor- March 26, 2019 18:51

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation announced today that Dougal Mckenzie, Head of Industry, Travel, at Google, and Maria Cuba, Global Diversity Lead for Airbnb’s Experiences platform have been appointed ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 22:35

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the City of Santa Monica's Home-Sharing Ordinance in the face of a challenge brought by Airbnb and HomeAway.com. This ruling confirms the ... Read More

Airbnb’s acquisition of Hotel Tonight increases its appeal ahead of eventual IPO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 17:15

On March 7, 2019 that San Francisco-based travel giant, Airbnb announced that its has agreed to acquire Hotel Tonight. Following the announcement, Nick Wyatt, Head of R&A, Travel & Tourism ... Read More

Tourism to become a US$50 billion industry in India

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:09

Technology and tourism were in focus at a meeting held on March 6 organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), during which speakers highlighted the present and ... Read More

Texas is latest US state to blacklist Airbnb for anti-Israel actions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:25

Texas is adding home sharing firm Airbnb to a short list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it removes Israeli-owned rentals in the controversial West Bank. Airbnb is ... Read More

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 20:30

The Committee for Israel, a national pro-Israel organization, launched an ad campaign today condemning Airbnb for its recent anti-Semitic decision to forbid Jewish, but not Arab, listings in the West ... Read More

Airbnb banned from Texas contracts due to anti-Semitic actions

editor editor- March 2, 2019 00:11

In response to Airbnb’s anti-Semitic decision to de-list Jewish-owned properties, but no others, in the disputed territory known as the West Bank, the Texas State Comptroller approved listing Airbnb as ... Read More

Lithuania tourism booming and German visitors love it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2019 17:50

Germans love to travel to Lithuania. It resulted n a record year in 2018 for Lithuania Tourism. 3,6 million people used accommodation services for at least one night while traveling in ... Read More

Hong Kong’s travel spending up 5.8% and continue growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 20:07

In 2018, Hong Kong citizens made 92.21 million departures in 2018, averaging 12.4 departures per person! Total revenue of the city’s outbound package tours in the year grew 8.1% ! ... Read More